Urgency For Terrorism Bill

by Editor (Tuesday, December 9, 2014 — 10:17 AM)

The House is expected to go into Urgency this afternoon when the final sitting week of the year begins.

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Petition Against Pesticides in Baby Food

by Desk Editor (Friday, December 5, 2014 — 3:03 PM)

Petition against pesticides in baby food presented to Primary Production Select Committee. Foreign Affairs Committee briefed on NZ’s election to the UN Security Council.

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Brownlee Dogged By Questions on Iraq

by Desk Editor (Friday, December 5, 2014 — 1:46 PM)

Defence Minister faces questions about alleged plans to send an “ANZAC” military contingent to Iraq. Opposition continues attack on PM regarding “Dirty Politics”. Progress made on Sue Moroney’s Paid Parental Leave Bill. Match Fixing Bill passed. Counter terrorism legislation reported back from select committee.

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Match-Fixing Bill Passes

by Editor (Thursday, December 4, 2014 — 6:04 PM)

A bill confirming match-fixing is criminal offence has passed into law ahead of the Cricket World Cup.

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Questions and Answers – December 4

by Editor (Thursday, December 4, 2014 — 5:39 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Islamic State Conflict—Defence Force Deployment 1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First) to the Minister of Defence: Has the Government given instructions to the Defence Force to begin preparations for deployment to the Middle East against ISIS? Hon GERRY BROWNLEE (Minister of Defence): No, there has been no decision on any deployment […]

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Defence Minister Denies Iraq Training

by Desk Editor (Thursday, December 4, 2014 — 4:15 PM)

Defence Minister faces more questions about rumours of military personnel training for deployment to Iraq. Final reading of Match Fixing Bill. Petition against pesticides in baby food presented to select committee.

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Urgency Next Tuesday

by Editor (Thursday, December 4, 2014 — 2:14 PM)

The House will go into Urgency next Tuesday to pass surveillance legislation.

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Questions For Oral Answer December 4

by Editor (Thursday, December 4, 2014 — 11:36 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Defence: Has the Government given instructions to the Defence Force to begin preparations for deployment to the Middle East against ISIS?

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Match-Fixing Bill Set To Pass

by Editor (Thursday, December 4, 2014 — 10:37 AM)

A bill confirming match-fixing is criminal offence is set to pass into law this afternoon.

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House Rises Interrupting Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill

by Editor (Wednesday, December 3, 2014 — 10:03 PM)

The House rose at 10pm interrupting debate on the Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill

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Child Sentencing Bill Defeated

by Editor (Wednesday, December 3, 2014 — 8:59 PM)

A bill which would have made committing a crime in the presence of a child an aggravating factor in sentencing has been voted down with MPs saying it was redundant.

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Paid Parental Leave Bill Limps On

by Editor (Wednesday, December 3, 2014 — 6:44 PM)

After a long process the proposed extension of paid parental leave has completed its committee stage but is set to be voted down at its third reading next year.

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Questions and Answers – December 3

by Editor (Wednesday, December 3, 2014 — 5:24 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Islamic State Conflict—Government Response 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that the “100 years commemoration of Gallipoli” could be “one argument” for a joint ANZAC force to be deployed in the fight against ISIS?

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Questions About ANZACs in Iraq

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, December 3, 2014 — 4:38 PM)

Prime Minister & Defence Minister face questions about alleged plans to send an “ANZAC” military contingent to Iraq. Labour’s Sue Moroney makes a final pitch for her Paid Parental Leave Bill.

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Report On Petition Presented

by Editor (Wednesday, December 3, 2014 — 2:04 PM)

When Parliament resumed at 2pm the report on the Petition 2011/117 of Grace Haden and 121 others by the Law and Order Committee was presented.

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Questions For Oral Answer December 3

by Editor (Wednesday, December 3, 2014 — 11:36 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that the “100 years commemoration of Gallipoli” could be “one argument” for a joint ANZAC force to be deployed in the fight against ISIS?

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Return To Paid Parental Leave Debate

by Editor (Wednesday, December 3, 2014 — 10:41 AM)

MPs will return again to debate on paid parental leave in Parliament this evening.

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